Juicy celebrity jewelry tidbits are both naughty and nice this week. Here’s a blingy roundup:
Pete Doherty: Jewelry Designer/Jailbird
From the ‘Most Unlikely Celebrity to Launch a Jewelry Line’ category comes news that badboy Brit rocker and ex Kate Moss love, Pete Doherty, came out this week with a bauble collection for men. Just in time for his court appearance for drug possession.
The fifteen-piece range was inspired by “trinkets … ivory, cigarette tins, old cases, old glass,” Doherty told WWD between cigarette drags at the launch party. “It’s just a shame I can’t afford to buy them myself,” he sighed, referring to the $663 to $13,600 price range. “They cost a fortune.”
Courtney Love: Grrrl Rocker/Jewelry Thief
Just when you think her annoying self-destructive phase is over, Courtney Love never fails to self-sabatoge. This time she’s taken a page from the Lindsay Lohan play book by ‘losing’ borrowed jewelry from a celebrity jewelry house.
The Hole frontwoman was slapped with a lawsuit from Jacob & Co. for not returning jewelry worth nearly $114,000. According to USA Today, Love borrowed two white gold and diamond chains, a white gold, floral-design mesh bracelet and a pair of white gold and diamond pave hoop earrings on Sept. 21 from the New York jeweler – but only returned the bracelet. She now owes $113,700 for the oversight.
And all of us for the 30 seconds it took to read this post.
SouljaBoy: Rapper/Investment Specialist
What do Glenn Beck and SouljaBoy have in common? A penchant for dispersing investment advice, apparently. The rapper rivals Lil’ Wayne in the bling department, wearing jewelry creations that weigh more than a toddler.
When asked about his $3 million jewelry stash’s investment value, Mr. Boy told Sway from MTV,
“Gold is the best thing going, all the people that’s watching, honestly … all of my jewelry together … gold is where it’s at.”
Sharon Stone: Celebrity Charity Case
Sharon Stone has been the face of Damiani jewelry since 2008 and collaborated with them on a new line of jewelry, The Maji, that benefits the charity initiative, The Clean Water Project.
The collection is the first in the series of “Sharon Stone for Damiani” lines and features rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings with rough diamonds set on burnished gold or silver – each signed by the Cougar Queen herself.
Overacting lessons and oversized ego, not included.
It’s never dull in blingville, jewelry hounds. Send me your gem-filled gossip, and I’ll try to include it for my next roundup!